Paul A Schwartz
16 Oct 1970
- near La Tendida (= Bocono)
- 9.25 -70.2666667
- 100 meters
- NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
- Sennheiser MKH 405
- Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 7. Bulk reel: 17
[Ornithological Gazeteer of Venezuela indicates that Bocono is in the state of Trujillo,, not Tachira, as noted by recordist.]
Weather: Fair. This is no doubt the same bird recorded yesterday (or one of the two present). Quality: 2. Level: +3. 203 tape.
This recording made after persistent playback of yesterday's recording.
In last part another hawk-eagle can be heard in background. (Also faintly in background is Formicarius "analis" and more prominently, Contophaga ani.
Description of bird of Cut 7): Dark blackish-brown above; has short crest, feathers white at base and black at tip; black bill; grayish facial skin, no bright colored skin at ceres; couldn't see iris; pronounced buffy supercilium line from base of bill to well behind eye; throat whitish; sides of neck, of throat, and of breast are deep buffy heavily streaked with blackish brown; thighs barred (coarsely, although not with respect to size bird), this barring app. extending to belly where joins with streaking of breast.
Bird's shape (sitting) is long and slender, rather convex over back; looks ~ like Micrastur semitorquatus except head "flatter."